Aim to arrive 15 minutes early to minimise inconvenience, especially on the evening sessions.
Our star viewing sessions are outdoor activities, in the bush and in the dark and can be cold.
Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Children under 5 are free, but it’s recommended that children be at least 8 years of age to attend telescope viewing events, as the ability to take instructions, understand the information given and patience for the duration of approximately 90 minutes viewings is necessary.
Is totally prohibited in the Observatory grounds and buildings.
The Observatory is in a National Park and is part of the Department of Parks and Wildlife, which requires visitors to take their litter when they leave.
Disabled access is available to some but not all areas of the Observatory. The main administration building, housing the display and lecture rooms, can be accessed by a wheelchair ramp at the back of the building. In the visitors’ observing area a small telescope can be set up on a panto-graph mount for people in wheelchairs, but only for one or two at a time. Upper body mobility is needed. Please tell staff about your special needs when making your booking.